​Division of Molecular Biology & Human Genetics


​Parkinson's Disease


2020 Publications


Fault lines: A primer on race, science and society. Chapter titled: The role of genetics in racial categorisation of humans. Soraya Bardien and Amica Müller-Nedebock. Editors: Jonathan Jansen and Cyril Walters. African Sun Media 2020

du Plessis S, Bekker M, Buckle C, Vink M, Seedat S, Bardien S, Carr J, Abrahams S. Association between a variable number tandem repeat polymorphism within the DAT1 gene and the mesolimbic pathway in Parkinson's disease. Front Neurol. 2020 Sep 2;11:982. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00982. PMID: 32982958

Bardien S, Carr J. A model PD registry for countries with limited resources. Nat Rev Neurol. 2020 Oct;16(10):523-524. doi: 10.1038/s41582-020-0396-5. PMID: 32747767 

Dekker MCJ, Coulibaly T, Bardien S, Ross OA, Carr J, Komolafe M. Parkinson's Disease Research on the African Continent: Obstacles and Opportunities.  Front Neurol. 2020 Jun 19;11:512. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00512 PMID: 32636796

Mahungu AC, Anderson DG, Rossouw AC, van Coller R, Carr JA, Ross OA, Bardien S. Screening of the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene in South Africans of African ancestry with Parkinson's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2020 Apr;88:156.e11-156.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2019.12.011. PMID: 32035846

Oluwole OG, Kuivaniemi H, Abrahams S, Haylett WL, Vorster AA, van Heerden CJ, Kenyon CP, Tabb DL, Fawale MB, Sunmonu TA, Ajose A, Olaogun MO, Rossouw AC, van Hillegondsberg LS, Carr J, Ross OA, Komolafe MA, Tromp G, Bardien S. Targeted next-generation sequencing identifies novel variants in candidate genes for Parkinson's disease in Black South African and Nigerian patients. BMC Med Genet. 2020; Feb 4;21(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12881-020-0953-1.​